LOTTIE Vavasour struck gold six times to lead a 42-medal haul for Poole at the Salisbury Level Three Open Meet.

The versatile nine-year-old opened her account with victory in the 9/u 100m individual medley in 1:35.28.

She followed up with further wins in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly.

Vavasour came within two seconds of turning her six of the best into a magnificent seven as she was second to Warminster’s Daisy Hay in the 100m butterfly.

In the same age group for boys, Jack Barron won gold in the 50m and 100m backstroke and silver in the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Poole’s 10-year-old boys contributed 17 medals to the total with Xavier Jebb, Oliver Small and William Taylor all achieving multiple podium finishes.

Taylor led a Poole clean sweep of medals in the 10yrs 100m freestyle, recording a time of 1:20.83.

Small finished second with Jebb third and another team-mate in Cameron Squire secured fifth spot. There was a similar story in the breaststroke with Jebb finishing four seconds clear in the 100m in 1:42.40. Small was second and Squire fourth.

Jebb and Small registered another one-two in the 50m breaststroke while Small tasted the top step of the podium in the 100m backstroke.

Four Poole swimmers made the top six in the 50m fly with Jebb placing second, Taylor third, Small fourth and Squire sixth.

Silver also went to Jebb in the 100m fly and 100m individual medley and Taylor in the 50m freestyle. Small collected silver in the 50m backstroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Joe O’Connor won at least one medal of each colour. He sealed gold in the 13yrs 50m breaststroke, silver in the 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley and bronze in the 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Jessica Huggins topped her winnings with gold in the 10yrs 100m butterfly as well as silver in the 50m fly and 50m and 100m backstroke.

Martin Butcher won silver in the 9/u 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

In the 11yrs age group, Mae Philips won silver and bronze in the 50m and 100m breaststroke respectively while Oliver Deretz scooped silver in the boys’ 100m breaststroke.

* Paralympic prospect Leo McCrea has been invited to compete at next month’s British Summer Championships for the first time, following a top display at the British Paraswimming International Meet.

The Bournemouth Collegiate School pupil’s aim was to reach the senior multi-class finals.

He progressed to four finals, winning a medal of each colour and recording personal best times in six of his seven events, with a 19-second improvement in the 400m freestyle.

He claimed gold in the 100m freestyle (33.71), silver in the 50m freestyle (1:15.14) and bronze in the 50m butterfly (41.11).

McCrea’s team-mate Christian Tai as well as Poole’s Thea O’Keefe and Oli Fairman fly to Bulgaria next week as members of the Swim England South West regional team to compete in the Bulgarian Open National Championships.